Looks like Barnes & Noble isn’t planning to play second fiddle to Amazon in the tablet space. This morning Barnes & Noble took the wraps off their newest line of Nook tablets. Front and center are the Nook HD and Nook HD+ which are both carrying HD display and some pretty impressive stuff under the hood. The Nook HD has a 7 inch 1440 x 900 display at 243 ppi while the Nook HD+ has a 9 inch 1920 x 1280 display at 256 ppi. They are both powered by a 1.5GHz OMAP 4470 processor.
Pricing is also lining up to be competitive. The 8GB Nook HD is being priced at $199 while the 16GB variant is be priced at $249. The Nook HD+ falls in line with $249 for the 16GB variant and $299 for the 32GB variant. Unlike the Kindle Fire HD lineup the Nook HD tablets both feature Micro SD card slots. Take THAT Kindle! The new Nook tablets are currently up for pre-order and will begin shipping in November.
Source: Barnes & Noble